Greater Twin Cities Region

The Greater Twin Cities Region provides programs and services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in the metro area including Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties.

 

Region Programs

People living in the region and throughout Minnesota can access programs and services provided by The Arc Minnesota. For details, click here

 

Programs that are located within the Greater Twin Cities Region include the following:

GetSet! for Employment – The program prepares students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their parents for the transition from school to an adult life with competitive employment as an expectation. The GetSet!™ program is a 6-week curriculum-based program. Click here.

 

Education and Training

Education and Training events located in the Twin Cities Region and webinars can be found here

 

Contact Information

The Arc Minnesota

2446 University Ave. West, Suite 110

Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114-0855

 

Toll-free:  833.450.1494

Local: 952.920.0855

Fax: 952.920.1480

arcminnesota.org

 

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September 2018

¡Adelante! Saint Paul

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 22, 2019

John A Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary School, 740 York Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55106 United States
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Free

¡Adelante! networking groups from The Arc Minnesota are for Spanish-speaking families who have children and or family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ¡Adelante! reflects the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking community and welcomes all family members. Meetings begin with social time for families to get acquainted along with sharing food. Then adults hear presentations on topics such as disability services, special education and more, while children enjoy fun activities.

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October 2018

Voter Registration at Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store (New Hope) – Rev Up Minnesota Campaign

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 5, 2018 at 3:00pm

Arc’s Value Village New Hope, 2751 Winnetka Ave N
New Hope, MN 55427 United States
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Join The Arc Minnesota and Rev Up Minnesota for a voter registration event prior to the General Election on November 6, 2018. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to sign "I Pledge to Vote" cards and will receive updates on important election related information.

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Ukefest 2018: One Big Night, One Little Instrument

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hook and Ladder Theatre & Lounge, 3010 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406
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UkeFest - One Big Night, One Little Instrument is a variety showcase of an eclectic lineup of Uke players and also a fundraiser for The Arc Minnesota. Come early for the open mic and stay all night to hear acts such as instrumental phenom and Kala Ukulele Brand Ambassador ‘Marlowe’, Song-A-Day Youtube Star Zachary Scot Johnson, local legend John Munson, Ukester Brown, and many more. All lovingly curated by Ukulele Songbird Katy Vernon and for the first time ever, co-hosted…

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Minneapolis Autism Spectrum Disorders Parent Support Group

October 9 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Common Roots Cafe, 2558 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
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Free

We will be joined by Jaclyn Gunderson, who is the Autism Network Coordinator from the University of Minnesota. She will talk about the latest research at the U including SPARK and the Find Network. (Tough questions welcome!)   MAPS meets once or twice a month during the school year. Some meetings are held during the school day, while others are weekday evenings (Monday-Thursday) from 7:00-9:00 p.m. We typically meet at Common Roots Café in Minneapolis (2558 Lyndale Ave. S.) in the quiet, private meeting room…

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Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee – Twin Cities Region

October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 11, 2018

The Arc Minnesota, 2446 University Ave W, Suite 110
St Paul, MN 55114 United States
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Free

Join The Arc’s Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee and make change happen! You’ll build skills and become a leader while you work on important issues.  Members learn about issues, plan activities and work on goals as a team. Some members lead meetings or speak at events. Committee meetings are from 5:00-7:30 pm on the second Tuesday of every month at The Arc Minnesota. 

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Who I am and What I Need: How Services Can Help me Reach my Goals – Twin Cities Region

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is geared towards self-advocates who are interested in understanding how their services can help them reach their personal goals. This will be an interactive, discussion-based training in which we will help participants identify what is important to/for them and how their services can help. Those that attend will also be able to learn more about person-centered planning, an in-depth look at a person’s dreams and goals for the future, which The Arc Greater Twin Cities offers.   Register…

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¡Adelante! Minneapolis

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 9, 2019

Andersen United Community School, 1098 Andersen Lane
Minneapolis , MN United States
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Free

¡Adelante! networking groups from The Arc Minnesota are for Spanish-speaking families who have children and or family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ¡Adelante! reflects the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking community and welcomes all family members. Meetings begin with social time for families to get acquainted along with sharing food. Then adults hear presentations on topics such as disability services, special education and more, while children enjoy fun activities.

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Voter Registration at Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store (Richfield) – Rev Up Minnesota Campaign

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 12, 2018 at 3:00pm

Arc’s Value Village Richfield, 6528 Penn Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423 United States
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Join The Arc Minnesota and Rev Up Minnesota for a voter registration event prior to the General Election on November 6, 2018. Shoppers will also have the opportunity to sign "I Pledge to Vote" cards and will receive updates on important election related information.

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Anoka Area Autism Support Group

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Faith Lutheran Church, 11115 Hanson Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
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Free

The Arc Minnesota’s support groups give parents and caregivers of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities a place to share information, resources, and emotional support. 

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South of the River Down Syndrome Networking Group

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 18, 2018

Shepherd of the Valley Church, 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Apple Valley , MN United States
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Join the South of the River Down Syndrome group in rooms 20 & 21 of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley. The Arc’s networking groups give parents and caregivers of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities a place to share information, resources, and emotional support. Most groups are led by parents of children with disabilities who understand the issues parents face. 

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